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Bacterial pathogen - host cell interactions

Edited by Silja Wessler

Bacterial pathogens have developed fascinating strategies to establish and promote infections. Depending on the expression of a wide range of pathogenic and virulence factors, bacteria have many ways in which they can interact with their specific host, leading to adherence, invasion, and/or transmigration across cellular layers.

This thematic series in Cell Communication and Signaling describes mechanisms used by Campylobacter, Chlamydia and Helicobacter to manipulate a host cell’s functions that require strict regulation of a complex network of signal transduction pathways.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process. The Guest Editor declares no competing interests.

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  1. Review

    Modulation of host signaling and cellular responses by Chlamydia

    Modulation of host cell signaling and cellular functions is key to intracellular survival of pathogenic bacteria. Intracellular growth has several advantages e.g. escape from the humoral immune response and ac...

    Adrian Mehlitz and Thomas Rudel

    Cell Communication and Signaling 2013 11:90

    Published on: 22 November 2013

  2. Review

    Transmigration route of Campylobacter jejuni across polarized intestinal epithelial cells: paracellular, transcellular or both?

    Intact intercellular junctions and cellular matrix contacts are crucial structural components for the formation and maintenance of epithelial barrier functions in humans to control the commensal flora and prot...

    Steffen Backert, Manja Boehm, Silja Wessler and Nicole Tegtmeyer

    Cell Communication and Signaling 2013 11:72

    Published on: 30 September 2013